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      FDA looking into complaints about Missouri dog treat

      ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is looking into concerns that a Missouri-produced pet treat has caused serious illness or death in dogs.

      An FDA spokesman said Thursday the government is reviewing complaints about Real Ham Bone For Dogs, and if warranted, will take appropriate action and notify the public.

      The pet treat is sold throughout the U.S. and distributed under the Dynamic Pet Products label of Frick's Quality Meats in Washington, Mo.

      The FDA encouraged consumers to report their concerns.

      The Better Business Bureau in St. Louis said Thursday concerns arose after the bones splintered, sometimes blocking dogs' intestines.

      The company said it was saddened to learn of the illnesses and deaths of customers' pets, and that quality and safety are priorities. It said every package instructs owners to supervise pets consuming treats.

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